About Alice

Hi, I’m Alice Elliott, and this blog explores my thoughts as a Visual Marketer, a role I created which involves the combination of design and marketing and how they can work together.

To me it seemed obvious that design could not work without marketing, and vice versa. Together they can encourage businesses to become more attractive to their customers, which is a main element towards success. This blog aims to provide advice in the best practices and products, and concentrates mainly on the online marketing element.

Since the decline of her design and marketing business, Alice now works for Apple Tree as an Accounts Manager, providing online marketing assistance for small businesses.

My testimonials

Read some of my testimonials I have accumulated over the years:

“Alice is as sharp as a button and has great insight into how design can help your marketing. Speak to her!”
Rob Sloane, No-Bull Business

“Alice is clearly an expert in her field, but also someone who is always keen to update her knowledge and learn more. She is always willing to help, is a great contributor and is obviously determined to succeed. I have full confidence in her ability to help anyone in the whole arena of visual marketing.”
Graham Jones, Internet Psychologist

“I will definitely be on the lookout for your blogs and have subscribed because I find your info very clear, easy to read and informative.”
Kirsty

“Dear Alice, I got home a little while ago feeling energised, excited and motivated to progress my projects. It was great to meet you. Alice you Rock!! I learnt so much during our 2 and a half hours meeting! The stuff I learnt is priceless. Thank you for your giving approach. I was impressed and inspired by your high quality expertise and your professionalism. I look forward to working with you.”
Yvonne Z Marimo

“Alice has worked on my business cards, leaflets, adverts, calendar and recipe book. She listens to my wishes as well as adding her artistic flair. Her work is fast and accurate and I’d recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their promotional material.”
Lorraine Vaughan, Allergycooks

“Alice took considerable time to understand my needs and where I was coming from. She has lots of ideas and lots of enthusiasm.”
Alison Robinson

“Alice gives clear and concise advice. She kindly looked at my new leaflets and made some great suggestions on small ways to improve them – they look much more professional as a result of her advice.”
Annie O’Neill, The Divorce Coach

“Alice is an expert in her field and one of the most enthusiastic people you could meet. She is always keen to help and a great person to have in your network!”
Ute Wieczorek-King, Success Network

“Alice is a detailed, orientated person who is loyal, trustworthy and consistent.”
Cheryl Swaby, Buddies4Travel.co.uk

“Alice is unique, she has a style all of her own. However that does not mean she cannot supply what you want for any company literature you may require. It is easy to work with people who will share your passion and Alice can help produce some really great work to promote your business. Alice has a very gentle way about her. You will recognise Alice anywhere, look for the co-ordinated purple lady – she knows how to market herself and she can do the same for you.”
Mary Flavelle, Ladies who Latte and Keller Breakfasts

“I know Alice to be someone of very strong and definite ideas and a very rigourous approach to all that she does. Committed and competent. She throws herself into whatever she does with great enthusiasm.”
Gillian Gee, Oceanwake Services Ltd

“Alice is a professional but personable lady who is happy to provide advice and ideas within her field of expertise – design. Alice has some fantastic design ideas which would benefit both small companies just starting out or large companies looking for a freelance designer.”
Alison Crook, Marlow Host, Ladies who Latte

“When Alice designed our new Success Network flyer we found her both professional and creative, and she goes the extra mile to help you achieve what you want. She collaborates with you on your project, is able to translate ideas into convincing visuals whilst making sure you use the right messages for your promotional materials. We would not hesitate using her services again.”
Ute Wieczorek-King, Success Network

“Alice has given me excellent support, help, advice and expert knowledge on designing and marketing my business to the masses. Her attention to detail, creative flair and friendly manner is second to none. I would highly recommend her to any businesses.”
Sarah Goddard, Visage Silhouettes

“I thought [the conference] went really well. The biggest surprise treasure was Alice the designer, who really gave me lots of new stuff to think about.”
Delegate at the Green Ecomonics Institute Conference

“Our company commissioned Alice to design a new promotional leaflet with integral gift voucher. Alice researched our company well and really got to grips with our requirements and previous corporate style. Great attention to detail and excellent service!”
Jackie Chappell, The Ironing Lady Ltd

“Hi Alice, you asked for some feedback about your blog. I think I’ve mentioned before that both Mary and I really like your writing, both regarding content and style, and we think that it’s a real strength of yours. Your writing seems clear and uncluttered and to the point. Your idea of providing a package as a product may help a lot of people who are thinking about writing a blog but feel unsure or even scared about blogging. It would also be one step closer to creating the ‘information empire that combines design with marketing’ as you once called your future goal.”
Ute Wieczorek-King, Success Network

“I met Alice at a networking meeting; she designed the business cards of the new business I was setting up. I was very impressed with the standard of her work, her service and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Vivienne Cowan, Berkshire Brides

“Alice has designed many things for the school including the website, brochures, leaflets and she does the school magazine. We’re very happy with what she’s done for us.”
Alex Long, Battle Primary School, Reading

“We used Alice Designs to prepare the place setting cards for our wedding reception, and a dedication for our guest book. Alice was extremely helpful and took time to assist us in the choice of style and pen thickness, making suggestions as to appropriateness of some of our requirements. The resulting work was professionally completed on time with no attempt to increase the charges from the original quotation, which was very competitive. We would not hesitate to recommend Alice to anybody wishing to have individually completed calligraphy of any kind.”
Ivan

“Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness… and for making us our wedding cards within such short notice. The cards look fantastic… we are very impressed!”
Rose

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